Skylight Window Treatments for Chicago Homes

Richard Rampton

What Chicago homeowner doesn’t love how sunlight feels streaming in from their skylight windows? Skylights add that extra touch to your home that other types of windows can’t provide.

Skylight shutters

Put the spotlight on your skylights with window treatments made for specialty windows. Our recommendations are skylight shutters and skylight window shades.

Skylight Shutters in Chicago


Chicago plantation shutters are a fantastic choice for skylight windows. Interior shutters combine style and functionality in a way no other window covering for skylights can. Here are the many advantages shutters provide:

  • Streamlined, beautiful looks - Take our word–bold, overdesigned window treatments don’t match skylights. With shutters, you can choose from an array of organic wood tones and neutral stains, the type of materials that seamlessly blend into your window trim and walls. Plantation shutters have a timeliness to them that gives your skylights an elegant touch.

  • Easy maintenance - Most homeowners with skylight shutters keep the louvers tilted slightly open throughout the day, so they don’t have to worry about adjusting them. But if you need to adjust them, it’s simple to do so using a reach pole that we’ll provide you with without charge!

  • Control over light and heat - Skylights receive more light than other window types, so having the option to control how much light the space gets is a big plus. You can adjust plantation shutters to any angle you want, from completely open to complete darkness. Polywood® shutters also protect against heat transfer better than other window treatments on the market.

Skylight Shades for Chicago

Shutters aren’t your only choice for skylight windows. We also love to see custom shades in Chicago skylights.

  • Minimal hassle - Bypass the trouble of pulling cords and the sight of cords dangling with motorized shades. When you put your shades on a track system, they’ll stay tight against your window. And if your skylights are within reach, opt for top-down/bottom-up roller shades to control by hand.

  • Go as thin or thick as you want - Get skylight shades in a number of styles, ranging from thin sheer shades that allow for lots of light to blackout shades to reclaim your space.

  • Large variety of color and style options - Skylight shades are offered in a large color palette, with lots of fabrics to match your style, as well as accent and hardware options to fit the mood you’re going for.

  • Control your lighting - Shades help you block the harshest light coming through your skylight windows while still letting some in. It’s the best of both worlds!

Dress Your Skylight Windows with Sunburst Shutters Chicago

Curious to see how skylight shutters or shades perform in your home? Get a free in-home estimate by calling 847-250-6544 today – or by filling out the form below. Even if you’re considering other window treatment options for your skylights, Sunburst is here to help you!